Aussie Liane Moriarty is the author of five bestsellers, including The Hypnotist's Love Story and What Alice Forgot. Her latest, The Husband's Secret, is about a woman who stumbles upon a letter written by her husband and only to be open upon his death. Too bad he's still alive—and the letter contains a shocking secret that will alter many lives. Our reviewer calls the book "as scary as it is familiar," with a "gob-smacking twist."
We were curious about which books Moriarty has enjoyed reading lately, so we asked her. Here are her recommendations:
I bought this book because I adored The Jane Austen Book Club by the same author. I don’t want to say too much because I think it’s best to approach this story without any preconceptions. (I made the mistake of reading reviews that gave away too much of the plot.) All I will say is that it’s a wonderful, original story about an unforgettable family, and I laughed and cried the whole way through.
By Rachel Joyce
I loved The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, so I was thrilled to receive a special advance copy of Rachel Joyce’s new novel, Perfect. I enjoyed this just as much Harold’s story, although it’s very different in tone and mood. There was one scene in particular that was so beautifully written, so touching and funny and perfect. I’m desperate for someone else to read it now so I can say, “What about that part where . . . ” [Perfect will be published next January.]
A Corner of White: Book 1 of The Colors of Madeleine
By Jaclyn Moriarty
My sister, Jaclyn Moriarty, is an award-winning YA writer, and this is the first in an extraordinary three-book fantasy series. It takes the reader on an incredible journey between Cambridge, England, and the Kingdom of Cello. It’s hilarious, magical, impossible to put down, and there are scenes that still explode through my memory as if I had seen them on the big screen. (And I bet we do see those scenes on the big screen one day.) I read this in manuscript form on a skiing holiday with my family, and once I got over my intense sibling envy, I lost myself in the beautiful worlds she created.
What say you, readers? Will you be checking out The Husband's Secret or Moriarty's suggestions?